Yerevan-Stepanakert Flights to Take Off May 9

The newly-renovated Stepanakert airport

STEPANAKERT (Azg)—Direct Yerevan-Stepanakert flights will launch on May 9, when the newly renovated Stepanakert airport will open to the public, announced the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic national civil aviation department.

The 35-minute flights will be on Artsakhavia Airlines on three 50-passenger SRJ-200 aircraft with a one-way ticket price of 15,000 drams ($41).

Construction of the airport has been completed and airport officials are putting the finishing touches on the two-storey facility, which will house a bar, a coffee shop, first-aid station, VIP hall for dignitaries, as well as parking lot.

The airport, which is shaped like a soaring bird in flight, can cater to 100 passengers per hour and looks to expand its accommodations beyond the Yerevan-Stepanakert flights.

A flying school to train new pilots will also operate from the airport.

The airport opening day coincides with 17th anniversary of the liberation of Shoushi.

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4 Comments

  1. ARA said:

    I will get some fighter jets to keep the azeris away- watch the b’tards……….

  2. Gagik said:

    This is a great news.
    Now Armenians traveling to Armenia have no excuse not to visit Artsakh.

  3. George Apelian said:

    SKANCHELI. SHAD OURAKH LOUR E AYT, BAYNAV VOR ARTSAKHEN ARDAHOSKE CHTURASNE!!!

  4. Cristina said:

    Wow. 15000 drams? that’s better than 17000 or 20000 that i had heard before. But still…have you counted the costs of arriving to the airport..? As in – the Stepanakert airport is not in Stepanakert, but in Ivanyan (former Khojalu), which is 15km far from Stepanakert, and also Zvartnots is 10km far from Yerevan proper. It would take at least 5000drams for these 2 trips….

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